North High School - Polar Bear Yearbook (Des Moines, IA)
- Class of 1947
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E, the graduating class of Ianuary, 1947, dedicate this
Polar Bear to the continued efforts of the United Nations to
' ' world peace.
attain a lasting
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HEN I consider how my days are spent
In North High's halls of learning, wisdom bent,
I wonder how my patient mentors live
And labor on to inspire and to give
To me, and others such as I, some hope,
And yearning, higher than the present need.
Of finer clay and longer vision built,
Are those who see in awkward, noisy youth,
A future, great-souled bearer of the truth:
Who know that in the languid, sleeping mind,
Sometimes is waiting power to help mankind:
And knowing this, resolve to bring to life
The best in each, to meet his own world's strife
When I consider-I regret my days are spent.
When I consider how my days are spent
A shadow falls. I know that man is meant
To struggle on and face toward new attacks,
But where in all the world will one now find
Like patience, courage, understanding kind,
Such as we take unthinking every day
Nor show our gratitude in any way
To those who give of rich experience
To help some callow youth to learn his role,
So on life's stage he may attain a richer goal.
MXVIM ULANA' WFIUEIH
ARRONS, ROY FRED "Scrounqer"
In Armed Forces.
"Trouble runs oft him like water oft a duck's back."
AINLEY, WILMA MARIE "Willie"
Costume Committee 85 Senior Banquet Committee 8.
"It's nice to be natural when you're naturally nice."
ALBRIGHT, I AMES W. "lim"
Spanish Club 75 A Cappella Chorus 85 Boys' Glee Club 8
Wrestling 7, 8.
"Self-respect is my best virtue."
BALDRIDGE, DELMER LEE "Speed"
Stage Committee 85 "N" Club 75 Band 85 Football 5, 75 Basket-
ball 5, 6, 75 Baseball 75 Senior Line ot March Committee 8.
"Pleasure and action make the hours seem short."
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BERNHARD. DONNA LOUISE "Sugar"
Activities Committee 6, 7, 85 Co-chairman 85 War Stamp Repre-
sentative 5, 65 International Discussion Club 65 "Come Rain or
Shine" 85 Senior October Party Committee 85 Oracle Reporting
75 Polar Bear Co-Editor 8.
"Bubblinq over with pep, vim, and vitality."
BLEGELID, DOROTHY IEANN E "Dot"
Finance Committee 85 Assembly Committee 85 Girls' Glee Club
3, 4, 85 Senior December Party Committee 85 Office Assistant 8.
"Her voice was ever soft-an excellent thing in women."
BRADY, MARY ELLYN "Merry"
K Films Committee 7, 85 Sub Deb Club 6, 7, 85 Senior Questionnaire
V Committee5 Pep Squad 6.
"Pretty to walk with, witty to talk with."
BRQPHY. ELAINE LOUISE "Lee"
Halls Committee 4, 55 Study Hall Monitor 5, 6: Horizon 3, 45
Hi-Y 75 Student Leader 3, 4, 5, 6, 85 Senior Questionnaire Com-
"Trouble is for those who let it worry them."
BRUNSON, THOMAS EDWIN "Tom"
Senior Class Sermon Committee 8.
"For even though vanquished, he could argue still."
BUEFORD, HENRI ETTA MAE "Henry"
Senior Announcement Committee 8.
"She doth indeed show some sparks that are like wit."
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CHASE, IVA IEAN ELIZABETH
Senior Ouestionnaire Committee 85 Tumbling Team 3, 45 Student
Leader 3, 45 Life Saving 5, 6.
"True worth is in being, not seeming."
CHILCOATE, EDDIE "Ed"
Social Committee 75 Stage Committee 5, 6, Chairman 75 Home
Room President 65 Vice President 55 "Strangers at I-Iome"5 Class
Day Committee 2.
"And still the wonder grew that one small head could carry
all that he knew."
CLEM. CLIFFORD EUGENE "Cliff"
Home Room Vice President 85 Athletic Manager 5, 65 Senior
Banquet Committee 8.
"You'll tind us rough, sir, but you'll tind us ready."
CLOUD, IUNE RAEDAHL "Tops"
Citizenship Committee 5, 6, 75 A Cappella Chorus 5, 6, 7, 85
Girls' Glee Club 5, 6, 7, 85 Music Secretary 6, 7, 85 Golf 85
Senior October Party Committee 85 Oitice Assistant 75 Nurse's
Assistant 4, 5, 6, 7.
"She who plants kindness gathers love."
COON. MARIORIE MARIE "Marge"
Senior Banquet Committee 8.
"Simplicity is the greatest virtue."
CRADDOCK, MARY VIRGINIA "Smart"
Home Room Vice President 85 Cosmopolitan Club 45 Senior
Questionnaire Committee 8.
"They are never alone who are accompanied with noble
BUSS. IACK EDWARD "Stuff"
Costume Committee 75 Halls Committee 75 International Discus-
sion Club 35 Booster Committee Poster Chairman 75 Home Room
President 6, 75 Treasurer 55 Citizenship Representative 45 Senior
October Party Committee 85 Senior Boys' Executive Member 85
Oracle Editorial Staff 85 Oracle Reporting 75 Polar Bear Editorial
"1 am a lover and have not found my thing to love."
CAMPANA, IOHN SAM "Johnny"
Athletic Committee 85 Home Room President 7, 85 Boys' Athletic
Manager 35 Football 4, 6, 7, 85 Basketball 4, 65 Track 3, 5, 75
Wrestling 35 Senior Banquet Committee 8.
"ln quietness and confidence shall be your strength."
CAMPBELL, BONNIE LEA "Red"
Oracle Reporter 65 Office Assistant 6.
"A smile is the whisper of lite."
CASE, IOHN VIRGIL, IR. "Johnnie"
Band 7, 85 Orchestra 4, 55 Senior Class Day Committee.
"These women are driving me mad--especially the teachers."
CROSSLAND, RONALD EDWARD "Ronnie"
Social Committee 85 Home Room Vice President 85 Home Room
Treasurer 4, 5, 65 Football 85 Golf 4, 5, 6, 8, Captain 75 Baseball
35 Senior Vice President 85 Senior Prom Committee 8.
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best ot men."
CUBBAGE, DOROTHY MAY "Taken"
Costume Committee 5, 8, 7, Chairman 85 Girls' Glee Club 3, 4,
5, 6, 75 Senior Art Committee 85 Office Assistant 8.
"It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyment to think of those
DAVIS. MARION IEAN "Smiles"
Films Committee 55 Lunch Room Cashier 3, 4, 55 Home Room
Vice President 85 Horizon Club 35 Latin Club 4, 5, 6, 75 Senior
Prom Committee 85 Nurse's Assistant 7.
"She is capable of her highest ambition."
DILLINER, IAMES R. "lim"
Art Committee 3, 4, 5, 75 Stage Art Work 3, 4, 65 Track 3, 75
Polar Bear Art Editor 8.
"What is good looking, but looking good?"
DUFF Y, IACQUELYN LOU "lackie"
Latin Club 4, 5, 6, 75 Girls' Hi-Y 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 85 Rope lumping
Team 3, 4, 5, 6, 75 Student Leader 3, 45 Oracle Reporting 8.
"What should a girl do but be merry?"
ERICKSON, MARY I AN E "M . I
Student Council 85 Social Committee 5, 6, 7, Chairman 85 Halls
Committee 65 Home Room Vice President 65 "Strangers at Home,"
"The Black Flamingo," "Come Rain or Shine"5 Drum Majorette
85 Student Leader 85 Girls 'Tumbling 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 85 Rope jump-
ing Team 5, 6, 7, 85 Class Day Chairman 85 Oracle Reporter 7,
85 Polar Bear Feature Editor 85 Student Director ot "Spring
Green"5 Girls' Hi-Y 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 85 Igloo Committee 4, 55 Girls'
Athletic Representative 5.
"We ought to have a good time on earth because we'll be a
long time dead."
FOX. RONALD EUGENE "Pres"
Ticket Committee 7, 85 Home Room President 85 Vice President
85 Treasurer 55 A Cappella Chorus 7, 85 Boys' Glee Club 7, 85
Senior Class President 85 Senior Prom Committee 8.
"All his iaults are such that one loves him still the better for
FREY, SHIRLEY IEANNE "Shirley"
Senior Questionnaire Committee 8.
"She is gentle: she is shy: but there is mischief in her eye."
GIFFORD, MARGARET CARR "Peggy"
Home Room Assistant Secretary 85 Girls' Glee Club 45 Senior
Class Sermon Committee Chairman 85 Ofiice Assistant 5, 7, 8.
"We all like her: we just can't help it."
GOURNAS, ALEX GUS "Curly"
Senior Class Sermon Committee 8.
"I live, yet say not much, but think the more."
HENDERSON. SHIRLEY ANN "Shirl"
Home Room Secretary 85 Girls' I-li-Y 7, 85 Horizon Club 3, 45
Senior Commencement Committee Chairman 85 Oracle Feature
Editor 85 Oracle Reporting 7, 8.
"A winning way, cz pleasant smile. dressed so neat and quite
HILL. WARD FELIX "Snap"
Home Room Vice President 85 International Discussion Club 45
A Cappella Chorus 85 Boys' Glee Club 85 Football 4, 5, 85 Bas-
ketball 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 85 Senior October Party Committee Co'
chairman 85 Polar Bear Circulation Manager 85 Oracle Circula-
tion Manager 85 Study Hall Assistant 8.
"Blessings on him who invented sleep."
HOLLAND, IANE WELLS "lame"
Senior Cap and Gown Committee 8.
"She that has patience may compass anything."
HUSTED, BARBARA IEAN "Babs"
Assembly Committee 6, 7, 85 International Discussion Club 4, 5,
6, 75 Orchestra 65 December Party Committee 85 Oracle Re-
porter 75 Editorial Staff 85 Office Assistant 85 Cafeteria Checker
"Do you not know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak."
HUTTON, IOY LOUISE "lay"
Lunch Room Assistant 3, 45 Horizon Club 3, 45 Senior Decem'
ber Party Committee 8.
"Your presence maketh the hard way seem sweet and de-
IENNINGS, CAROL RAE "Sunshine"
Home Room Vice President 85 Girls' Glee Club 7, 85 Dramatics
Property Committee 75 Tennis 7, 85 Senior Prom Committee Co-
"Something happy, something gay, and by the way, she has
GREEN, GERALD EDWARD "lerry"
Stage Committee 55 Home Room Vice President 7, 85 Football
6, 85 Senior Party Committee 8.
"Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to."
GURNAS, NICK WILLIAM "Nick"
Senior Cap and Gown Committee 8.
"There are truths which are not tor all men, nor tor all times."
HEDEGAARD, DOROTHY LOUISE "Dot"
Home Room Secretary 85 Treasurer 5, 75 War Stamp Repre-
sentative 45 Spanish Club 3, 45 Photography Club 75 Sub Deb
Club 6, 75 Tennis 6, 75 Senior Class Co-Treasurer 85 Senior Prom
Committee 85 Office Assistant 8.
"She has the genius ot sincerity."
HEEFNER, IEAN CHARNELL "Ieannie"
Social Committee 85 Citizenship Committee 75 Home Room War
Stamp Representative 3, 45 International Discussion Club 3, 45
Photography Club President 75 Band 35 Girls' Glee Club 6, 75
"Come Rain or Shine" 85 Senior Class Secretary 85 Oracle Re'
porter 75 Senior Banquet Committee 85 Polar Bear Senior Sec'
tion Editor 85 Girls' Hi-Y 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Vice President 65 Inter-
Club Council Member 45 Igloo Committee 45 Decoration Chair-
"T,et me be loved ard let those who will, be great."
I ENSEN , DORIS LOUISE "Dorie'
Athletic Committee 7, 8, Home Room Vice President 7, Secre-
tary 5, 6, Treasurer 8, Latin Club 4, 5, Tennis 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Student Leader 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Lite Saving 4, Senior Girls' Execu
tive Member 8, Senior Banquet Committee 8.
"A ioke's a very serious thing."
I OHNSON, MAI ETTA LOU "Sally"
Senior Prom Committee 8.
"What sweet delight a quiet lile affords."
LANG, IOHN IERRY "Jerry"
Athletic Committee 8, Ticket Committee 5, Home Room Presi-
dent 8, "N" Club 7, Football 4, 5, 6, 8, Swimming 3, 4, 5, 6,
7, 8, Track 3, 5, 7, Senior Prom Committee Co-chairman 8.
"Anyone may be an honorable man and yet write verse badly."
LINDAHL, BETTY MARIE "Bets'
Sub Deb Club 8, Senior Prom Committee 8.
"Speech is silvery, silence is qolden."
LUN T, MADGE MARIE "Mig"
Home Room Treasurer 4, 6, Home Room War Stamp Repre-
sentative 5. 7, Photography Club 7, Sub Deb Club 6, 7, Band
3, 4, 5, 6, Tennis 7, 8, Swimming 7, Intramurals 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Lite Saving 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Master Swimmer 8, Student Leader
8, Senior Co-Treasurer 8, Senior Banquet Committee 8, Office
"Come live in my heart and pay no rent."
MCLAUGHLIN, ROBERT CARL "Bob"
Social Committee 8, Citizenship Committee 8, Home Room Presi-
dent 8, Treasurer 7, Citizenship Representative 6, Band 3, A
Cappella Chorus 8, Boys' Glee Club 8, Class Day Committee 8.
"Neither too young to be wise nor too old to be careful."
MILLER, LORAINE ELIZABETH "Lora"
Assembly Committee 6 7, 8, Activities Committee 6, 7, 8,
Spanish Club 4, 5, 6, Band 3, Golf 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Senior Historian
8, Senior Prom Committee 8, Lunch Room Cashier 4, 5, 6.
"A friendly heart with many friends."
MULLENIX, LORETTA KATHERINE "Artist"
Art Committee Chairman 8, Senior Banquet Committee 8, Polar
Bear Assistant Art Editor.
"Ambition has no risk."
NICHOLS. GEORGIA ARLENE "Geo"
Publicity Committee Chairman 8, Home Room Secretary 5, 7,
Athletic Manager 4, Sub Deb Club 6, 7, Girls' Glee Club 3,
Senior Class Sermon Committee 8, Oracle Editor 8, Oracle Re-
porter 7, Ottice Assistant 8.
"Fine manners are like personal beauty-a credit everywheref
OVERTON, WILLIAM ROY "Roy"
Senior Line oi March Committee 8.
"Man ot thought and man ot action, clear the way."
SCHULZE, ERNEST CHARLES "Ernie"
Usher Committee 7, 85 Senior Class Sermon Committee 85 Iunior
Class play at Waukoe Consolidated School.
"This man is as true as stee1."
SCOLES. MARGARET ANNE "Maggie"
Assembly Committee 7, 85 Publicity Committee 7, 85 December
Party Committee 85 Oracle Reporting 85 Business Staff 85 Polar
Bear Business Staff 85 Home Room Secretary at West Tech 4.
"Her cheerful looks had influence upon all."
SIDONER, ARMENTA IEAN "Blondie"
Home Room Vice President 75 Sub Deb Club 6, 75 Photography
Club 75 Senior Banquet Committee Chairman 8.
"A woman's advice has little value, but he who won't take
it is a fool."
SMITH. IANET MAE "Smitty"
Usher Committee 4, 55 Assembly Committee 6, 75 Red Cross
Chairman 55 Home Room Secretary 85 Citizenship Representative
75 Sub Deb Club 4, 5, 6, 75 Orchestra 5, 65 "Strangers At Home"5
Property Committee 5, 65 Drum lvlajorette 4, 55 Senior Class Day
Committee 85 Oracle Reporting 75 Advertising Manager 85
Oracle Typist 7, 8.
"Small things are not too small if great results come from them."
SOMMERS, IAMES DEWEY "lim"
Orchestra 3, 4, 55 Band 3, 4, 55 Senior Party Committee 85 Stage
"l hurry not, neither do I worry."
SOWERWINE. ROBERT NEFF "Bobby"
Films Committee 3, 45 Stage Committee 7, 85 Publicity Committee
4, 5, 6, 7, 85 Movie Operator 3, 4, 5, Chairman 65 Home Room
Vice President 85 Wrestling Team 5, 6, 7, 85 Senior Cap and
Gown Committee 8.
"Every man is great just because he is a man."
I ' -mGLiN.'1.oLA MARIE "Nora"
Activities Committee 7, 85 H. R, Treasurer 85 Spanish Club 4, 55
Girls' Glee Club 35 Orchestra 3, 5, 65 Oracle Reporter 75 Senior
-Prom Committee 85 Co-Editor of Polar Bear 85 "Come Rain or
"lf e'er she knew an evil thought, she spoke no evil word."
ROACH. MARY LOU "Minnie"
Sub Deb Club 7, 85 Photography 75 Girls' Hi-Y 5, 65 Girls' Glee
Club 65 Banquet Decorations and Favors Chairman 8.
"Study is a pastime: why overdo it?"
ROBBINS, IAMES WILLIAM "Prof
Usher Committee 7, 85 Assembly Committee 4, 5, 8, 7, 85 Latin
Club 3, 4, 5, 7, 85 Program Chairman 85 International Discussion
Club 3, 45 Photography Club 75 Boys' Glee Club 4, 55 Senior
Announcement Committee Chairman 85 North Representative to
American Legion Oratorical Contest 7.
"He is able because he thinks he is able."
SAF, ROBERT LAWRENCE "Bob"
Stage Committee 85 Boys' Hi-Y 6, 7, 85 Basketball 3, 85 Track 75
Senior December Party Committee 8.
"l never dare to be as funny as I know how."
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STITES, MARY IO ANN "Iodie"
Student Council Treasurer 85 Finance Committee 85 Assembly
Committee 6, 75 Publicity Committee 75 Home Room President 85
Vice President 75 Secretary 5, 65 Senior Cap cmd Gown Com-
mittee 85 Oracle Reporting 75 Business Staff 8.
"Her eyes are full of heaven's own blue."
STITZELL, GWENDOLYN LORENA "Gwen"
"The Black Flamingo" 75 Student Coach and Property Com-
mittee Chairman for "Come Rain or Shine"5 Golf 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Captain 85 Senior Class Day Committee 8.
"I weigh the man, not his title."
STOUT. SHIRLEY IEAN "Fun"
Student Leader 45 Senior October Party Committee 8.
"1 pin my faith to no man's sleeve, have I not two eyes ot my
STUMP, BETTY FERN "Betty"
Home Room Secretary 85 Senior Cap and Gown Committee 8.
"It is a long lane that knows no turning."
TUCKER, GLENN "Biq Shot"
Swimming 3, 55 Track 4, 6.
"An expert is one who knows more and more about less and
VILAR HAV, IOSE FIDENCIO "l0e"
Spanish Club 75 President 8.
"I bear a charmed life."
VLASSIS, GRETCHEN MAE W "Nikki"
Usher Committee 6, 7, 85 Booster Committee 7, 85 Pep Squad 4,
5, 75 Senior Pictures Committee Chairman 85 Oracle Reporting 85
Polar Bear Picture Editor 85 Office Assistant 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
"There are no tricks in plain and simple iaith."
BEHANISH. CARL EDWARD
Senior Announcement Committee 8.
"If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care
BRACE, ROBERT LEE "Bobby"
ln Armed Forces.
"He dances, I say, right well."
JOHNSON, WILLIAM "Bill"
ln Armed Forces.
"He is capable of his highest ambitions."
PEARLMAN. GILBERT "Gil"
ln Armed Forces.
"His wit is the wine ol' every party."
SMITH, VERLE DEAN "Dean"
Senior Party Committee 85 Baseball Manager at Webster City.
"A sunny disposition is the soul of success."
M l0ll WILL fl 0 01,407
We, the Senior Class of Ianuary, 1947, being weary after three,
and in some cases four, years of study, do hereby proclaim this,
our last Will and Testament. To the future Seniors of North High we
bequeath the following:
Ronnie Fox wills his presidency of the Senior class to the best
looking boy in the next class.
Mary Ellyn Brady wills her red .hair to LaVonne Angstrom, who
seems to have a sufficient amount already. And speaking of red
hair, Bob McLaughlin leaves his title of "Red" to Gene Sapp.
lim Albright leaves his telephone number K4-35971 to all the little
Ronnie Crossland gives his "I don't care" walk to Bill Wimer.
Iackie Duffy leaves her friends Eula, Bubbles, Dutchie and Peggy.
Eddie Chilcoate wills his subtle humor to Dave Kissel. tSubtle.
Donna Bernhard wills her ability to sing "Cold Stone Dead in
De Market" to the next all-school play maid.
Ianet Smith wills her position as advertising manager of the
Oracle to the next person who wants it.
Iohn Case wills his ability to imitate Mr. Iencks to Mr. Iencks.
Mary Craddock wills her ability to get l's to anyone who has
ambition enough to work for them.
lim Dilliner wills his track ability to Dick Massey, who has plenty
of it already.
lean Davis wills her college men to Marjorie Hoskins, who's
getting along pretty well with her own.
Iack Buss wills his charming ways with the women to Iim Swallow.
Iune Cloud wills her ability to argue with Mr. Lory to any other
lucky person who can get by with it. And speaking of arguing.
Tom Brunson wills his love for arguments to Buddy Popple.
Iohnny Campana leaves his weeks in the hospital to Gilbert
Roller, who says "'No thanks."
Marjorie Coon wills her innocence to Gloria Knapp.
Elaine Brophy wills her good sense of humor to Marge Brown.
Iva Iean Chase wills her flashy slumber party pajamas to Delores
Delmar tLeeJ Baldridge, lwith a tear in his eyel, leaves his
Dorothy Cubbage Tate leaves her chairmanship of the Costume
Committee to join Don and lead a domestic life.
Hoy Overton, Loretta Mullenix. and Bonnie Campbell leave their
memories of North High behind them.
Peggy Gifford gives her letters from the Marines to Sherry Bruce.
tOn second thought, she'd better keep theml.
Alex Gournas wills his quiet manner to Iim North. while Nick
Gurnas leaves and takes his quiet manner with him.
Shirley Henderson wills her dimples and cute smile to Shirley
Dorothy Hedegaard bequeaths her stateliness to Helen Severn.
lean Heefner leaves to marry Iack Lang. lLucky girl.l
Ierry Green wills his dates with underclassmen to the next senior
who can get away with it.
Carol Jennings leaves her nerve-racking laugh to haunt the
halls of dear old North High.
Ioy Hutton wills her bashfulness to Marilyn Case.
Barbara Husted leaves her very different ideas to the Oracle.
Ward Hill leaves his dancing ability to Al Maupin.
Iane Holland wills her quietness to Mary Logan.
Doris Iensen leaves her jokes for Chastine Webber to tell.
Ierry Lang leaves Thelma Garland.
Betty Lindahl wills her sweet disposition to Kay and May Adams.
Loraine Miller leaves her job as historian to anyone else who
can get enough gum to bribe the next senior class.
Madge Lunt wills her cute baby picture to the Polar Bear.
Bob Saf wills his freckles to anyone who's willing to sit under
a sun lamp long enough to get them, namely Dale Hulshizer.
Georgia Nichols leaves her position as editor of the Oracle to
Shirley Frey wills her baby face to Delores Witmer.
Mary Lou Roach wills her wittiness to Marjorie Meyer.
Cliff Clem, Henrietta Bueford, Carl Behanis, and Betty Stump
leave behind them three years of home work.
Diaries should be private, so they say,
But seniors lead a public life, every single day.
September 3-Here we are again with all the new 10 B's grinning
and the Seniors with their chests stuck out. Crossland breathes a
sigh of relief and says. "I made it at last."
Football practice begins. Green, Lang, and Campana are eager
-for football, that is.
September 6-Miss West receives names of prospective Ianuary
graduates. All seniors stop breathing until they find out for sure
that they're on it. Big class of 67 members reported-three girls to
Program cards are written in home room. Sowerwine can't remem-
ber how to spell his name. My, my, we see Shirley Stout was born
in 1946. She must be terribly smart to get through school so fast.
September 19-Student Council has assembly for the installation
of officers. Everyone in Council is all dressed up, even the Seniors.
September 20-First senior meeting for nomination of officers. All
seniors pass out gum. Some people speak to each other for the
first time in three years in hopes of getting nominated.
September 21-Football season opens-North vs. Fort Dodge. North
September 23-Election of senior officers. Buss starts kissing all
the babes fdid he say he wanted to win or lose?l. Officers are
Ronnie Fox. Ronnie Crossland. Iean Heefner, Dorothy Hedegaard.
Madge Lunt, Loraine Miller, Iack Buss, and Doris Iensen.
Friendship Week begins. All senior girls meet the cute 10 B boys.
Only two more months 'til the prom. ya know.
September 27-Senior meeting for installation of officers. Fox
makes spellbound speech and leaves everyone in tears as he
accepts the gavel.
Senior committee chairmen are chosen. Duffy finally got on cr
North beats Valley, 6-0.
September 30-Senior dues are to be paid this week. Barbara
Husted starts a loan association with a two-cent interest in each
dime. What a racket.
October 4-Ianuary graduates doing unsatisfactory work re-
ported to Mr. Thompson. Sixty-six seniors left on the list instead
of 67. One down. only 66 more to go.
North travels to Mason City and loses, 27-0. What a disappoint-
ment for all the "school-spirited" fans who went up in cars and
chartered busses. Everyone in North was there but the Polar Bear.
October 11-The Social Committee holds the first all-school fun
night with a Harvest Party for a theme. Well, we see Doris Iensen
conquered Dave Van Horn, or was that the scarecrow?
October 12-North beat Lincoln, 33-7.
After the game. all night owls tsenior girls to youl have a slum-
ber party at the Iensen residence. Ward Hill takes pictures at the
party. A camera is one way of getting on the inside, Hill, but
just ask Ioe Popple for the real technique.
October 18-Unsatisfactory work slips for seniors reported to
Mr. Thompson. My, my. it's funny how our class decreases.
October 19-Roosevelt was the victor over North with a score
of 31-7. Iohn Campana received a back injury while playing in
October 25-North honors the football team with a Homecoming
Dance. Pink and green are brilliant. Georgia Nichols represents
the senior class as one of Queen Lolly Parker's attendants.
Don Prior comes back. Hubba, hubba.
October 26-North vs. West Waterloo. North loses, 32-S.
Iune Cloud invites all the willing and daring senior girls to
another all-night slumber party. What a night!
Shirley Henderson wasn't at the party. Could it be that she
stayed out too late with her West Waterloo man? Could be-
October 3l-It's time for seniors to turn in their glossies for
the Polar Bear. Oh, those handsome men!
Iva lean Chase has a wonderful Halloween party despite the
scarcity of food, room, records, and men.
November l-North vs. East Waterloo. Waterloo wins, 32-6.
AND THEY GREW UP TO BE SENIORS!
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Dreams come true-that's what people say. lust how much of
this dream will come true I do not know, as it is a dream about the
somewhat unpredictable class of Ianuary '47,
The year is 1967, and the place is Des Moines.
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As I step out of my out-moded jet-propelled plane lwhich in 1967
is the equivalent of a model T in 19473 much to my amazement I
see pink, yellow, green, and blue pastel colored sykscrapers. I
notice that the smoke coming out of their chimneys is orchid colored.
The streets in the down town section are royal purple, and the curb-
ings are gold.
I immediately inquired to find out what brought this new fairyland-
like atmosphere to Des Moines. It seems that Loraine Miller and
Dorothy Hedegaard, noted interior decorators, suddenly decided
that our town was a dull and dingy place in which to live. They,
therefore, changed their professions from interior decorators to ex-
terior decorators in an attempt to glamourize the city.
Then Iean Heefner, president of The Women's Club, came tc
Loraine and Dorothy's assistance by organizing her club in a strike
against business houses who would not cooperate with their city
The district attorney, Bob Saf, came to the girls' rescue by issuing
a statement saying that any wood or brick building would be
condemned by the city because of the danger of fire. Naturally.
the business houses were forced to buy the fireproof pastel colored
The city needed new streets, so Street Commissioner Ierry Green
was consulted. After serious and dignified consultation with County
Auditor Ronnie Fox, Ierry decided to agree with the city glamour-
ization plan. and so purple ever-wearing glass streets with gold
colored curbings were built throughout the city.
lack Buss got into serious trouble. It seems that one of his float-
ing neon signs got away. This sign said, "Curve to the left. Air
pocket." The astronomers thought they saw a new planet. They
took their rocket ship up beyond Venus and found it was only one
of Iack's signs. The astronomers demanded Iack's arrest for being
a "Russian agent" trying to throw them off the track.
Governor Eddie Chilcoate cancelled Iack's arrest, but said that
hereafter neon signs could not go any higher than Mars.
The Governor's election was another spectacular affair. Eddie's
slogan for election was "I am the grandest bum in the state: if
you don't believe it, just ask me. If you elect me Governor, I will
see that your children don't grow up to be like me."
For Eddie's campaign poster, Ward Hill, an expert photographer,
used his new three-dimension photos for the first time. These photos
not only show height and width, but thickness or depth.
Gwen Stitzell was elected Chief of City Smell Distribution. In her
helicopter, she sprinkles enticing "Heaven Scent" perfume on the
city dumps, garbage cans, sewage disposal plant, etc., Gwen is
also in charge of furnishing rain and snow at desired times by
sprinkling Snorain, secret formula discovered to make rain or snow
at any time.
Gwen also has had her share of trouble. One day she just hap-
pened to sprinkle her perfume on a certain high school, not North.
The principal of the school was up in arms because he thought her
sprinkling meant that she thought the school smelled. Therefore,
the City Council voted to stop Gwen from sprinkling her enemies,
so she had to go back to sprinkling dumps.
Marjorie Coon won the title of Mrs. Champion Cook of 1967. She
made the best apple pies in the state.
Iune Cloud, who is also a housewife, decided that this idea of
getting up in the morning to do housework was getting monotonous.
Therefore, she devised a machine that sucked up the dirt when
she pushed a button.
Maietta Iohnson was elected Mrs. America of 1967. Her charming
attendants were Wilma Ainley, Lucille Iones, Ioy Hutton, and Dor-
Shhh! Don't tell anybody, but I saw Gretchen Vlassis at work.
As I knocked on the door of her office, I noticed a big sign, "Genius
at work"-well, at least that's what the sign said. Gretchen's work
is highly secret. She is the official lollypop taster for the biggest
candy company in town. In fact, Gretchen has changed the whole
candy industry because she prefers such flavors as coffee cream,
carrot, and celery lollypops instead of strawberry and lemon.
As I proceeded down the street, I came to a huge restaurant that
is owned by Alex Gurnas. His slogan is "Where The Wise Keep
Their Size." As you walk into this restaurant, you see a scale.
A man weighs you and takes your height and age: then he decides
if you are too fat or too thin. If you are thin, you are sent to
Alex' thin people's restaurant, where you are fed high calory foods.
If you are fat, you are sent to Alex' fat people's restaurant, where
you munch daintily on carrots and cabbage.
After lunch I decided that I was getting sick of this modern world,
so I went into the nearest drug store to get some sleeping pills.
The proprietor of this drug store is Iohnny Campana. When I told
Iohnny what I wanted, he laughed and told me to be sure and see
the latest show called "The Invasion of the Creeping Lizards," a
musical comedy. The plot of the story centers around the green
people from Iupiter, who really aren't lizards. That's just their
nickname. These green people came to watch a show starring
Mari Iayne Erickson, who is one of the green people. Her witty
comments and criticism keep the audience laughing, so to speak.
Lola Riglin's all girl orchestra is one of the featured attractions
of the show. Iames Albright and Henrietta Bueford, world famous
pianists, startled the audience by introducing a new piano concerto,
called, "Melody in NORTH." They had already revolutionized
the music writing theory. Notes now go from a to z instead of
from a to q.
Delmer Baldridge and Iohnny Case each played a solo. Iohnny
Case climaxed his solo with a five minute drum break. thus keeping
his title of the "Rhythm King."
Ierry Lang was suddenly stricken with appendicitis . . . Oh look!
Is it a bird? Is it Mighty Mouse? No, it's Dr. Bob McLaughlin
and Dr. Tom Brunson coming to his rescue in their whizbangsavealife
The doctors place Jerry carefully in their plane. He is rushed to
the nearest hospital, where he is put on the operating table. Surgical
nurses Iacquelyn Duffy and Ieanne Davis immediately prepared the
patient for operating, being careful to see that all the straps were
tight, while nurse Carol Ienning comforts the complaining patient
by holding his soft, white hand and smiling fiendishly.
In this day and age ether is a thing of the past. The huge ice
machines are put to work freezing the patient's stomach. Then the
operation proceeds with absolutely no pain to the patient. Of
course, Carol Iennings is doing a good job-of taking care of the
patient's nerves, that is. Flash!! The doctors issue a statement as
follows, "Things in here are in a terrible mess."
Ierry decides he likes this idea of having operations and so re-
quests that they pull his wisdom tooth out while they are operating.
Des Moines' best dentist, Ronald Crossland, arrives at the scene of
action, bringing his wrench and pliers in an attempt to get even
with Ierry for some past misdeed. As he looks down at the miser-
ably happy patient, he decides to forget the old grudge and just
charge the patient three times the usual fee. So the ice machines
are turned on to freeze Ierry's head this time. The extraction was
successful, so to speak. Anyway Ierry survived. Of course, that
was after another operation by surgeon Roy Overton.
Iose Vilar, noted chemist and inventor, is regarded as the greatest
man in the modern world. Iose developed a liquid face powder
that will stay on for a year. He also developed a rouge and lipstick
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The North High faculty is composed of forty-two
men and women. The faculty plays a major part
in making North High a successful and accredited
Des Moines before coming to North. Mrs. Iohnson
taught at Des Moines Tech, and Mr. Lockridge, at
Hubert A. Sargent, auto driving instructor, and
I. B. Snyder, band and orchestra director, came to
North High after serving in the armed forces. Mr.
Snyder taught music at North prior to the war.
Many teachers of the school put in extra hours
helping individual students and sponsoring school
clubs. They have done a fine job in promoting
school social and sports events.
Miss Betty A. Drennan is the only new teacher to
come to North from out of the state. Previously.
Miss Drennan taught at Hickman High School in
This semester five new teachers have been added
to the staff. Two teachers, Mrs. Wilma Iohnson.
who teaches typing, and Lowel Lockridge, chemis-
try instructor, previously taught at other schools in
FIRST ROW: Gaylord Troe, Helen Woodman, Nellie Baldwin, Lois Scott, Betty Drennan, Iosephine Samide, Fred Meier, Walter Barnett,
C. R. Stewart.
SECOND ROW: H. D. McCullough, H. Grace Adams, Litta Tumbleslln, Ruby D- L1-1CCISf AHC9 Galvin. l. B- SUYCl61', Arden McClain.
THIRD ROW: Ruth Turnbleson, Floretta Bidwell, Theresa Anderson, Nellie Wilson, Genevieve Moore, Mildred Craig, S. E. Thompson.
FOURTH ROW: Donly Pierson, Louise Cotncim, Lura Long, Ruth Riclcards, Essie Whirry, Louise McCaughan, F. H. Stewart, Fred Pen-
nington, lames Gooch.
FIFTH ROW: Conway Rhyne, M, A. lencks, Hazel French, Ellsworth Lory, Mildred West, Wilma lohnson, Lowell Lockridge, Eugeue
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LEI"l"'l'O RIGHT: Marqe Brown, secretary: Gilbert Roller, president, lo Ann Stites, treasurer, and Gordon
Chapman, vice president.
FIRST ROW: Gordon Chapman, lo Ann Siites, Loretta Mullenix, Yuriko Katayama, lo Ann McMillin, Barbara Meier, Mariorie Brown, Gil-
SECOND ROW: leannine McLaughlin, lane Rogers, Marguerite DeSleei, Cliastine Webber, Georgia Nichols, Dorothy Cubbaqe Tat
Nadine Smith, Miss Grace Adams.
THIRD ROW: Doug Wheeler, Betty Lou Robinson, Georqanne Lipshie, Georgia Sartalis, Fern Waits, Margaret Van Gorkom, lim Nort
FOURTH ROW: Bob McGraw, Rodney Crowley, Doris Erickson, Mari layne Erickson, Max Eklund, Bob Bailey, Harold Wolder,
FIFTH ROW: Kenny Walker, Ted Iuroe, lohnny Campana, Bill Wirner, lerry Lang, lames Robbins.
SIXTH ROW: M. L. Kerr, Donald Cross, Ronnie Fox, Ed Munzenmaier, Kenny Demirjean, LaVerne Cox, Dave Van Horn.
SEVENTH ROW: Eugene Conradi, lay Hurwitz, Forrest Epperly, Tom Moore, Ronald Capps, Bob Bias, Bob Fox, lim Edqren.
QILATLD Miss l-l. Grace Adams, Gordon Chapman, Betty Lou Robinson.
STANDING M L. Kerr, Nadine Smith, Iim North, Ieannine McLaughlin, Dave Van Horn.
MISS H G ADAMS
The Iudicial Board, under the direction of Miss Grace Adams.
meets every Tuesday after school in Room 114. In taking office.
the vice president of the Student Council automatically accepts
chairmanship of the Board. There are six other members on the
Iudicial Board who are appointed by Miss Adams. These members
are required to keep their scholarship average up to 3 to hold their
A member of the Student Council, or any student who sees
anything being done which is against the rules oi the school. may
report cases to the Iudicial Board. All reports must be in writing,
giving the kind of offense, and must be signed by the one who is
Those receiving Iudicial slips are required to come to the next
meeting of the Board to be given a fair trial. The Board then
passes judgment and directs a punishment it they find it necessary.
The records of the Iudicial Board meetings are filed with the Student
The Iudicial Board is an important governing unit of the school.
It represents free trial as it is carried on in a democracy.
I.OI.A RIGLIN. Co-Ediior DONNA BERNHARD. Co-Editor
POLAR BEAR STAFF
ShA'1'hD: Gretchen Vlcxssrs, Donna Bernhard, Lola Riqlin, leon Heefner.
STANDING: Jock Buss, Mari Icxyne Erickson, Loretto Mullenix, lim Dilliuer
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GEORGIA NICHOLS. Editor in Chief
HJ1: Bmhflrxx Hufstrvd, Geoxqm Nmlmlsz, Slxlrlwy H'mdo11'snm
NIUING: CS-wrzwxrxrm Lzpshm, D010 Hulshlzwx, Lmlly Purkol, Turk Bu
ORACLE BUSINESS STAFF
SIiA'l'IiD: Jeannine McLaughlin, Iacqueline Marquette, Ianice Haberer.
STANDING: Ward Hill, Margaret Scales, Ianet Smith, Io Ann Stites, H. D. McCullough, Walter Barnett,
FIRST ROW: Marjory Myers, Doris Marriot, Vicki Hanian, Delores Witmer, Marilyn Gates, Loretta Smothers, Doris Marshall,
SECOND ROVV: Ioanne Pugh, Gretchen Vlassxs, Doris Butenhotf, Dotty Swallow, Glenna Bond, Gerry Tucker, Lolly Parker,
THIRD ROW: Maxine Rieqel, Betty Mulcahy, Marilou Ratlift, IoAnn Liter, Doris Waitz, Lois Shockey, Ellen Brown.
FOURTH ROW: Chastine Webber, Nadine Smith, Leona Boyd, Iackie Dufty, Gerry Tilton, Peggy Schrodt, M. L. Kerr,
George Nelson, Mary Frink.
FIFTH HOW: Dave Van Horn, Kenny Walker, Bob Stalcup, Frank Randolph, Ward Hill, Bob Thompson.
NORTH HIGH BAND
Highlighted by new green and gold uniforms, the North High band entertained
thousands of people with various formations and songs during halt-time ceremonies
at North's football games. The band, under the direction of I. B. Snyder, was larger
than the North High band has been for several years.
One ot the formations which brought the loudest applause was the barn dance and
a jitterbug step by band members.
The majorettes this year practiced very hard during the season to perform the
routines with the band. They also had new uniforms.
A new arrangement of North High songs was introduced by the band to the students.
It was called the "North High Medley," which was all the school songs combined
into one. North Des Moines, North High, The Bear Went Over the Goal Line, and As
We Go Marching were the songs used in this arrangement made by I. B. Snyder.
The quality and quantity of a school's band is a great factor to school spirit at vari-
ous athletic activities.
MR. I. B. SNYDER
FIRST ROW: Eugene Buckley, Dick Gildea, Iohn Thomas, Stanley Williams, M. L. Kerr, Iohn Case, Harb Katz, Evelyn Milstead, Elizabeth
Waqgaman, Lois Olson, Dean lacobs, Bob Day, Conrade McGuire.
SECOND ROW: Stanley Caplan, Beverly Peterson, LaVonne Smith, Mary Ann Lepeltak, Beverly Cole, Iohn Burns, Marian Lipson, Dave
Kissell, Marilyn Hobart, Margaret Barr, Ioan Sherman, Evelyn Palmer.
THIRD ROW: Ion De Frees, lim McNeley, Harold l-Ieatherly, Kennard Kinley, Cleo Halterman, Dean Bell, Dick Bittinger, Betty Webster,
Bob Prits, Bob Tavenner, Delmar Baldridge, Tom Lorenz, Bonnie Webster, Geraldine Madsen, Ralph Pretty, Richard Gibb.
MAIORETTES: Donna Kurtz, Shirley O'Brien, Mary Ann House, Mari layne Erickson, Barbara Meier.
DIRECTOR: l. B, Snyder.
NOT PICTURED: Al Maupin, drum major.
A CAPPELLA CHOIR
l'lH5S'l' HOW: Annrrttt- l'a.:t1r, Chastxreb Webber, Mary Gerhardt, Martlyn Case, June Cloud, Mary Fulton, Edna Bontour,
Iam' Hangers, llotty Swallow.
FIICZONIV ROW: Martha Flouth, Marla:-ne lohnson, Htlda Lord, Altcf' Purdy, Bettefyane Morrow, Helen Forrest, Mary Mardrs,
Ffula Gordlniefer, Wtlma Williamson.
THIRIH HOW: Carol Thompfson, Mariam Landrs, Rosa McDonald, Maxine Retgexl, Marilyn Sttles, Edlth Sparks, Donna
Kltrsfzrrts, Wtmtred Spangler, Betty Wilt, Barbara Sample.
VUURTH ROW: lov Crrtellx, Ronnre Fox, Kenneth Moore, Kenneth Demirjean, Irm Swallow, Ice Vllar, Earl Sutton, Inu
FIFTH ROW: lfthn Thomas, Bob Mclnualulzn, Ed Mcllamesl, LaVe'rne Cox, Dale Hulshrzor, Ward Hill, Forrest Epperly.
llltFT'l' HOW: Mrrrllyn lirxlrrrrt, ltr Ann Shrrrmart, Bourne Webster, Edtth Sparks.
f1IICfUNlf HOW: Mrrrqtrrrft Barr, Konnard Krnlery, lon lleFre1es, Stanloy Caplan, Harold Heatllerly, Dean Bell, Irm MuNPlPy.
'I'HlHlt HOW: M, l.. Kefrr, Stanlny Wrllianrs, Bob Frits, Iolm Thomas, Beverly Cole, john Burns.
HJURTH HOW: Al Maumn, lohn Cfrsrr, leranette Sample, Rrchard Gibb, Dean Iacobe, Mr. I. B. Snyder, director, Bob Day, Evelyn
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BOYS' GLEE CLUB
FIRST ROW: Ronnie Fox, Dick
Holt, Earl Sutton.
SECOND ROW: Ioe Critelli, Ierome
Williams, Kenny Demiriean,
THIRD ROW: Bob Long, Kenneth
Moore, Ward Hill, Bob Mcf
Laughlin, Ronnie List,
FOURTH ROVV: LaVerne Cox, lim
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
The boys' glee club is open
to any boy in North High. After
at least one semester in the qlee
club, he may become a member
of the choir. Thus the Choir is
rich because of the previous ex-
perience the boys have had in
the glee club.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
FIRSIE IROVQ: EGIDUYG Warner, Therese Lyclon, Eula Gordinier, Norma Schegel, Lolita Willis, Virginia Boots, Lois Baty, Maxine lamison,
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SECOND ROW: Dorothy Broyles, Pat Mulcahy, Loretta Lanqin, Meyiko Kaiayarna, lean Stayner, Mary Fulton, Norma Knapp, Shirley
Hess, Donna Hess, Anita Benson, Donna Davis.
THIRD ROW: Barbara Warren, Bsttejane Morrow, Marilyn Sheehey, Delores Ritchie, Doris Erickson, Ioanne Towsley, Evelyn Highland,
Virginia Thompson. Dorothy Blegelid, Lois Olson, Betty Brownold, Connie Leippe,
FOURTH ROW: Delores Murray, Charlotte Manuel, Bonnie Christian, Martha Allbaugh, Alice Pewick, Mary Lou Sheridan, Kay House,
Marlene Iohnson, Mary Mardis, Beverly Peterson. A
FIFTH ROW: Iosephine Bish, Evelyn Murray, Eloise Luedtke, Pat Van Sickle, lune Cloud, Carol lenninqs, Ruth Short, Ieannine Iohnson.
SIXTH ROW: Colleen Williams, Dixie Riley, Dorothy Clayton, Sally Ewing, Beatrice Kalar, Ieannine Prior, Hilda Lord, Pat McPhee, Betty
Snerhen, Marjorie Coon.
SEVENTH ROW: Delores Morrow, Mary Lou Overton, Peggy Madden, Doris Norton, Pat Wetgle, Helen Forrest, Marilyn Davis, Madeline
Ludlow, Dorothy Mullins,
EIGHTH ROW: Lillian Robertson, Shirley Turner, Betty Iune Hayes, Cleota Proctor, Phyllis Zornes, Sally McCallum, Delores Barrett,
Maurine Cubbage, Pauline Keeny, Colleen House.
NINTH ROW: Doris Singleton, Della Mae Watson, Rosa McDonald, Mariam Landis, Shirley Bohler, Hilda Wroe, Doris Moses, Mary Day,
Carolyn Griffiths, Audrey Iohnson, Winitred Spangler.
"COME RAIN OR SHINE" PLAY CAST
l.lfl'l' 'IO HlGl'l'l': Barbara Adams, Norman Bnssoll, l.aVJmw Amgstrom, Mari lIl'y'I10 Efll'l'CSOI1, loo Popplw
"COME RAIN OR SHINE" PLAY CAST
LEFI' 'VO RIGHT: Dale Hulshizer, Donna Bernhard, lean Heefner, Barbara Adams, Dotty Swallow, LaVonne
Anqstrom, Lenore Wright, Chastine Webber.
"COME RAIN OR SHINE" PLAY CAST
LEFT TO RIGHT: Dale Hulshizer, lean Heefner, Richard Russell, Kenneth Walker, Ioe Popple, Marilyn Gates, Chastine Webber, Lola
Under the direction of Miss Helen Woodman.
North's dramatics department presented the all-
school play on November 15-16. The play, "Come
Rain or Shine," was written by Marijane and Ioseph
Hayes. It was an up-to-the-minute story of an amus-
ing American family trying to enjoy a simple sum-
mer vacation at the lake.
Until the theater came into their lives, the Gray-
son family was an ordinary family. But when a
handsome theater director and enthusiastic young
actors and actresses descended upon the quiet of
the summer home, confusion and hilarity took over.
From then on the play was a merry mix-up of love
affairs and differing personalities.
With 10 girls and 5 boys in the cast, there was
sometimes more action and noise back stage than
on stage. Members of the cast often had to come
every night after school, taking half an hour for
supper, and then back again until 9:00. In between
scenes on the stage they would busily start doing
their home work for the next day. While other
North students were enjoying Armistice Day vaca-
tion, the cast was at school rehearsing for the play.
The stage crew was kept busy putting up scenery,
adjusting lights, and seting up electrical devices.
The boys on the crew made doors and windows, a
Dutch door and porch screen effect, and adjusted
big spotlights, so as to give the appearance of sun-
light shining in the windows. During the last re-
hearsals, both the stage crew and members of the
cast were on the stage at the same time, and it
kept the cast busy dodging tall ladders and trying
to make themselves heard above the hammering
and pounding of the stage crew.
Under the direction of Miss Genevieve Moore the
girls on the costume committee kept the costumes
of the various characters in order and in good re-
pair. Helping the actresses change dresses between
scenes and seeing that they wore the right costume
for a certain scene were other tasks that kept the
costume girls busy.
The art, make-up, and property committees were
important factors in the producing of the all-school
play. Without the art committee to paint the sets,
and the make-up committee to make up the char-
acters so as to make them look natural to the audi-
ence, the play wouldn't have been a success. The
property committee had a big job in securing all
the furniture and properties for the play. It was
also the property committee's job to see that gun
shots went off at the right time, and that the tele-
phone rang when it was supposed to.
Producing an all-school play takes a great deal
of effort on the part of many people. Few students
realize the constant work required of the director.
Miss Woodman, who must not only direct the play.
but must see that all things are attended to which
make the play go smoothly. It is only through the
whole-hearted cooperation of the director and cast,
the sponsors and committees, that the all-school
play is produced.
Georqe Falk, Theresa Anderson, Francis Cretzmeyer,
Coach George Falk started his career at North this year
by coaching the football team to a fairly successful season.
The team won three games and lost five. Coach Fa1k's grid-
ders defeated North's oldest rival, East High, 26 to 6. Coach
Falk also coached the cagers through the recent basketball
Coach Francis Cretzmeyer took his second team football
squad through a successful season, falling only to Roosevelt
and East High.
Coach Theresa Anderson took over the coaching job of the
boys' golf team from Coach Mose Iencks because of illness
of Mr. Iencks. "Andy" also coached the girls' golf team this
season to second place laurels in the city series race.
FIRST FOOTBALL TEAM
FIRST ROW: Clyde Titus, Sol Kroloff, Harold Wolder, lack l-laller, Laverne Cox, jerry Lang, Don Burham, Tom Wallace, Conrad Iones,
Don Hohnbaum, Brll Sodr, Bob Taylor,
SECOND ROW: George Nrchols, Bzll Tucker, Cliff Ketch, Bob Vtlhlte, Rocky Gabriel, Gus Iones, Iohnny Campana, Robert Ewinqf lames
Allen, Harold Brown, Ronald Capps, Glenn Stitzell, Ed Morton,
THIRD ROW: Iim Edgren, Ed McDaniels, Bob Bias, Chuck Anderson, Gilbert Roller, Ierry Green, Dale Hammer, Iames Sylvester, Bev
Roland, Forrest Epperly, Dick Barnett, Drew Tillotson, Ed Mur1z9UmCI1Gr, COGCH Georqe Folk.
Lklrwl' to HIGHT: Louis Hurwitz, Harry Brodrirk, Ted Iuroe, Ioe Crlttrlli, Pat Harritt.
The North High cheer leaders this season have introduced several nights a week in the auditorium to work out new
many new cheers and pep songs to the school in order to cheers and to go over the old ones.
raise school spirit at athletic contests. Cheerleaders are essential to the student body in order to
The cheer leaders are under the direction of Fred Meier, back our various athletic teams. The captain on this season's
vice-principal and athletic director of North. The leaders meet team was Ioe Critelli.
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SECOND FOOTBALL TEAM
FIRST HOW: Harold Bmqaman, Gene Collins, Paul Iohnson, Howard Baker, Eugene Shifter, Paul Marvin, Iack Hite, Deane Nelsen, Phil
Brown, Bob Lonq, Ralph Capitam, Bob Brooks, Norman O'LeaIy.
SECOND ROW: Ion DeFrc-es, Ronald Miller, Bob I-laqrnan, Ted Heqqen, Ted Spiker, Berkley Ritchie, Dick Brown, lack Rudkin, Ralph
Pretty, Iames Anderson, Dominic Riccio, Wayne Nelson.
THIRD ROW: Ed Morton, Iim Shover, Iames White, Iack Meadows, Frank Swinehart, Doug McMillen, Ted Miller, Stanley Williams, Iohn
Innes, Bob White, Don Michael, Ray Porter, Bill Lawson, Ed Horner, Coach Francis X, Cretzmeyer.
SWIMMING U-Xction Shotl
larry Lang and llm Swallow.
FIRST HOW: lerry SITIIIIX, Ray W1lscn, lohn Thomas, lerry Lana, lun Swallow, Louis Hurwnz.
SILCOND HOW: Francls Kexth, Deane Nelson, Fred McClure, Bob Haqman, Tom Ellson, George Nelson.
THIRD ROW: lack Ryuearson, Herb Katz, lack Meadows, Dick Holt, Hay Porter, Imx Bishop.
FOURTH HOW: Coach Frzncxs Cretzmeyer, Paul Iohnson, Burlelqh Randolph, Don Hohnbaum, Dave
I'lHS'I' HOW: Kurllyn Adcmul, Iilvunm Mlllm, Bfubuxrr Mcflowwll, Urvnnfz Kultz, Shxrky O'Fr1en, Indy
Phcxlp, Br-tty Ivfm !mhnsOn.
ELIKXJNIJ HOW: !.m1:s Hvlluws, Cfuol Strcyfielw, MUIICIII Hcxluldsmx, Mnxmr Immson, Put Doxlqhvxty,
VHIHIY HOW: Imn Wrxttsz, Rurxh Svnirmssmz, Hcxlbcuu Adams, Mudqc Lum, Rnhmgin Cripp-s, Marilyn Adams.
'IULZKWHQK PROM LCIWLR LflF'I': Bptty G1-of-n, Ilona: Mmuol, Betty Bxodlcy, Shexry Bxucv, Bcvc-ily
Hunks, Lum Gurilrnnx, Ilffity Swallow, Roswmury Wwlclrxd,
FIRST ROW: Allan Winick, Phil Sexdenteld, Irrn Marcovzs.
SECOND ROW: Bud Popple, Dale l-lulshizer, Bob Allen, Gordon Chapman.
The boys' tennis team emerged from the
1946 season with the city championship un-
der their belts. They went through the sea-
son with a clear record.
All oi the boys that were on this year's
team will be back this spring and Coach
Theresa Anderson believes that they will
give all contenders a good battle in the state
North's fall golf team this season was
coached by Mrs. Theresa Anderson instead oi
Mose Iencks because oi an illness oi Mr.
Iencks last summer. The club had a special
meet with Grandview College team and de-
feated them, 3 to 2.
The Bears captured third place in the city
series. being defeated by Roosevelt and Lin-
coln, who took first and second places respec-
Claude Hixenbaugh won top honors with an
87 in the city meet.
KNEELING: Robert Tavenner, Dick Grldea, Larry Courter.
STANDING: Dale Swanson, Ronald Crossland, Claude Hixenbauqh, Earl Sutton, Iohn Fletcher, Bruce
The girls' golf team this fall won
second place honors of the city by
beating out all rivals in the city exe
cept Roosevelt. The girls fought out
a hard season and are expected by
Coach Theresa Anderson to have a
bright future ahead of them.
The North High girls' tennis team
has again brought the city cham-
pionship crown to the Polar Bears
This season they again went un-
defeated and untied. For the past
sixteen semesters the girls have only
had one blot on their record. This
was in 1942 when the Polarites tied
Roosevelt High in the city series
ll'l'T TO RIGHT: l.Oi'ii:1r- Millft, Mai'1ur'iP Smith, Mrs. Tlivrvila Arideistvii, Mtirilyri llii
Gwvn Stitzell. 'I
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LkJl"'l' 'l'O RIGHT: Cleota Procter, Carol Ienninqs, Doris Iensen, Madge Lunt, Dorothy Hedeqaard.
FIRST ROW: Tom Moore, Gerald Guerrero, Ed Talley, Leland Graves, M, L. Kerr,
SECOND ROW: Don Sheil, Erwin Hafenstein, Bob Parker.
North High's cross-country track team, which very seldom
gets any recognition, walked off with its third successive cross-
country state title again this season.
The team, which is composed of Tom Moore, M. I... Kerr, Le-
land Greaves. Tom Shield, and Wayne Harris. walked off the
field at Iowa City as state champs by nosing out the Iowa City
and Roosevelt of Des Moines tracksters. Coach of the state
champs is Francis X. Cretzmeyer, better known as "CRETZ".
Coach Cretzmeyer announced that he believes that this is
the first time in the state's history that one school has held
this title for three successive years. "Cretz" stated that if we
win the fourth time he knows that the victory will be an all-
Cretzmeyer has high hopes of winning again next season
because, with the exception of M. L. Kerr and Don Sheil, all of
the state champs of this year will be back.
The harriers started training for their season meets at the
same time the football team did. After school each night they
would do exercises and then run two to three miles over dirt
roads and fields.
Their first meet was the mile run down at Iowa City in
which they placed third. Next they went to Ames for an in-
vitational meet and came out with top honors. Then they
faced all teams of Des Moines. Nevada, Ames and Newton
at the Drake Stadium before the North-Roosevelt football game.
Then came the state cross-country meet at Iowa City. The
Polar Bears were really hepped up and were determined to
win the title again. Tom Moore, who was expected to take first
place individual honors, ran into a bit of hard luck. The
cross-country is set up for both high school and college courses,
the college course being the longer of the two. The route is
marked off at turning points with blue and white flags. the
blue meaning to turn left cmd the white to the right. The
trouble came when Tom, who was leading the rest by a great
distance, saw a red flag. Undecided in which way to go Tom
went to the left along with Hoaks of Roosevelt, who followed
him. The third man was from Iowa City and knew the course
very well, so he turned the right way. Before either of the
North and Roosevelt boys could turn around and catch up
with the Iowa City man, the race was over. The Iowa City
man won with Hoaks of Roosevelt placing second and Tom
The Bears still won, however, the team scoring big and went
through another season with only one loss to mar the record.
which was the mile run at the beginning of the season.
The team, for their hard work and effort. was awarded
letters for this sport for the first time since North started to par-
ticipate. The team deserves these letters as much as those
taking part in other sports in the school. This has been ques-
tioned many times by the students. Coach Cretzmeyer chal-
lenged those who doubt the work of these boys to come out
and try it themselves next year.
TOM MOORE lAction Shotl
Tom Moore, letterman and captain of the 1946 cross-country
track team, ran all out to place third in the annual state cross'
country race at Iowa City. Tom will be back ior the team
again next year and will he one of the greatest assets to the
HI' HOW: Bob Slit, Rodnwy tfrowivy, Glenn Remsbury, Al lvltxuyurl, Demi Iuttolu, lol? Vilax, lin: Al
lmrwgllt, Plill Sf-ldflnlvlri.
UQONIU HOW: Bob Swtiusfm, Kenny lQ7fr1r111z'c1u, Lflmfrxiesz Austin 'fum Martin, Bob Swwwrwmv, Hain
Ptmfl, Max llklund, lld Homer, llmnlmc Rlcfcxc, A
H11 HOW: lvrollw Wtllmms, Clfxudev Hxxenhumglz, Allin l':1lt0zx Gale Aclmxls, Ed Morton lit-rxrietll
Mtyirv, lllfk Mtrfssvy Ray P'1I'!m', Tram Lfvrwrm.
FIRST ROW: Iudy Phalp, Sherry Bruce, Doris Marriot, Mary Iune Eaton.
SECOND HOW: Marilyn Gates, Mari layne Erickson, Barbara Meier.
THIRD HOW: Eula Gordinier, Ioan Tucker, jenny Marano, Betty Lou Shoots.
The tumblers. coached by Mrs. Theresa Anderson, have re-
ceived considerable publicity during the past semester. Dur-
ing the summer they were asked by the KRNT Radio Theater
to be televised and broadcast. They also tumbled at the Ma-
sonic Temple ior the Eastern Stars and at an annual meeting
of the W. O. W.
ROPE IUMPING TEAM
Iumping at the KRNT Radio Theater tor the State Teachers
Convention was one ot the many programs on which North's
rope jumpers have appeared. They have also jumped in the
Women's Building at the State Fair, and at the Shrine Audi-
torium tor the Rotarians' annual dinner. The rope jumpers
have an invitation to go to Ames and jump tor the Elks Club.
Marilyn Gates, Barbara Meier, Betty Green, Beverly Brooks, Mari Iayne Erickson, Eula Gordinier, Louise
McWilliams, Judy Phalp, Doris Marriot.
l.lll'l' TO RIGHT: Donna Kurtz, Mari Iayne Erickson, Mary Ann House, Shirley O'Brien, Barbara Meier.
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VIHST ROW: Iamrs- Hcihzerer, Doris Marshall, Karilyn Adams, Betty BIGCUGY, Doris MG1'1'iOff DOYTY SWGUOW, V1Ckl HUYUGH, BGUY GYGPQH,
SECOND ROW: Delores Burham, Elaine Brophy, Sherry Bruce, Marilyn Adams, Beverly Brooks, Betty Iohnson, Rosemary Wieland, lane
THIRD ROW: Pat Owens, leanne Davis, LaVonne Anqstrom, Delores Stephens, Barbara Meier, Shirley O'Brien, Marilyn Case, Donna
Kurtz, Madqe Lunt, Gloria Knapp.
FOURTH HOW: Helen letfries, Marguerite DeSleet, Betty Io Estes, Marilyn Hansen, Gerry Tucker, Peggy Schrodt, Iune Maltas.
FIFTH ROW: Bonnie Dreibelbeis, Ioyce Harvey, Peaqy Bullington, Marian Thompson, Winitred Spangler, Gerry Tilton, Leona Boyd.
SERVICE AND RED CROSS COMMITTEES
FIRST ROW: Delores Winner, Billw Freeze Loretta Srrxofliors, Bcirbciru Eisentruut Marilyn Hmisen, Ardltli
SECOND ROW: Marilyn Shaver, Beverly Runyan, Vicki Hariiurn.
THIRD ROW: Miss Nellie Baldwin, Diane Mustrofski, Gloria Howard, Ellen Procfor, Put McNerrxey lcA1in Liter,
Yuriku Kutiyflszmix Mriiqilailo Db Blast, lane: Wiriifik.
MOVIE AND STAGE CREWS
l'lHST ROW: Hairy Biodrzfk, lmwzs Frericli, Bob Sowerwme, Vqxiiri Lllirisfeub '11, Bob Sr! Mr. Donly Pierswr.,
SECOND ROVV: Euqf-me Vllordfvn, Alim Ssmmeig Ke-nngth Pruitt, Bch Fox Hug-are Conrfxd., Ponzi Nlrxclloriuld,
FINANCE AND GROUNDS COMMITTEES
HHSI' HOW: Paulme Anderscm, June Rogers.
SECOND HOW: lo Ann Sides, JoAnne Shoemaker, Mrullyrx Hobart, Marg xref Vrxrr ,ww .xox
THIRD HUW: Dorothy Bleqelid, Ed ML1nZeurr1cx1er'.
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f'IHS'I' HOW: Mrxrworm- Marley, Norma Kmxyon, Ioan McMzllrrx, Lurflrrw Mrllwr.
QQUQONIJ HOW: Mrsis Ruby ID I.uc'rrs, Lorwttrz Sxxrotlrn-111, Bwity Wwbszlvr, Imxrx Lury, Imlly I'ur'kur, Murllyrr
'l'HIHIJ HOW: Imrmx Brrrulrurd, Lrlu Howard, Dourm Klrsqrus, L-1Vfm Srmth, I.J1r1 Riqlm, Slwrry Bruce.
FIRST ROW: Norma Oqlevie, Aileen Osmond, Chastine Webber, IoAnn Pugh.
SECOND ROW: Naomi Hill, June Cloud.
THIRD ROW: Beverly Beauregard, Peggy Bullinqton, Shirley Cattell, Alice Wallukait, Miss Alice Galvin.
This committee is sponsored by Miss Genevieve Moore.
home economics teacher, and is made up of girls who are
taking home economics. The main project of the committee is
the making over of costumes for the school play,
FIRST HOW: Ruth Miller, Ann Iamison, Sally Ewing, Helen Forrest, Miss Genevieve Moore.
SECOND ROW: Adeline Lewis, Donna Brennan, Darline Hook, Ruth Short, Ramona Brophy, Lois Baty.
THIRD ROW: Charlene Ellis, Wilma Ainley, Virginia Lovell, Marie Nielson, Margaret Page.
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FIRST ROW: Betty Green, Betty Crawford, lean Heefner, Miss Essie Whirry.
SECOND ROW: Adeline Lewis, Mari Iayne Erickson, Lolly Parker, Barbara Meier.
THIRD ROW: Kenny Demrrjean, Barry Norcross, Kenny Walker, Bill Wnner.
FOURTH ROW: Bob McLauqhl1n, Ronald Crossland.
The Assembly Committee directs and produces the Talent to the school the coming assemblies and sees that the per-
Assembly each semester. In addition, the committee reports Iormers are received and presented to the student body.
FILMS AND ASSEMBLIES COMMITTEES
FIRST ROW: Barbara Husted, Loraine Miller, BilI1e Freeze, Doris Erickson, Carol Peters, Marjory Myers, Bonnie Henderson.
SECOND ROW: Io Ann Stites, Dorothy Bleqelid, Margaret Scoles, Mary Ellen Brady, Lenore Wright, Naomi Hill, Io Ann Pugh,
THIRD ROW: Pat Owens, janet Wimck.
FOURTH ROW: lean Shoesmith, lean Lory, Georqanne Lipshie, Marian Burkhalter, Iune Harvey, Delores Raines, Louise Smith.
FIFTH ROW: Norman Bissell, Vern Streyffeler, Kenny Walker, Icmes Robbins, Bruce Melaas, Iim Edgren.
FIRST ROW: Harry Brodrick, Ronnie Fox, Bob lenner s, Robert Gunn-rr, Earl Sutton.
SECOND ROW: Dick Sloan, Doug Wheeler, Forrest Opdylce, Ralph lenmngs, Lowell Wxlsiuzi, Lester lNllSOiL
THIRD ROW: K+nny Dennrtean, Gary Gainmel, Norman Bissell.
TICKET COMMITTEE USHER COMMITTEE
The ticket committee, under the sponsorship of S. E. Thomp- Under the sponsorship of Fred Pennington the Usher Com-
son, principal, does all the selling and collecting of tickets mittee directs the seating and conduct of North students in
during the daily movie and the school play. assemblies and noon movies. They also ushered at the State
Teachers' Convention this year. and have previously ushered
at various other programs. There are 55 members on the
FIRST ROW: Louis Hurwitz, lfvelyn Mllsteod, Elizabeth Waggantan, Bettetane lvloznrw, lattice Woldei, Gretchen Vlassls, Louise Smith,
loyce Harvey, Thalia Bobbitt, Mr. Fred PGHHIHQIOH,
SECOND ROW: Kathryne Allen, Mary Lou Smith, Marguerite De Sleet, Phyllis Stevenson, lanet Winiclc, Arclith Sohaket, loAnn Sherman.
THIRD ROW: Radon Loveland, Ruth Short, Beverly Olson, Betty Websteer, Cleota Procter, Mary lane Cory, Doris Singleton, Virginia
Taylor, Donna Brennan.
FOURTH ROW: Lois Young, Louise Young, Imogene Wilcots, lo Anne Liter, loan Moore., Ellen Procter, Ellen Brown.
FIFTH ROW: Eddie Ginsberg, Virginia Swanson, Marilyn Miller, Donna lfllsares, Glenna Bond, Peggy Bullington, Winiirod Spangler,
SIXTS ROW: Bev Roland, Herbert Green, loy Fletcher, Betty Lou Robinson, Carol Paterx, Margaret Van Gorkoin, Lenore Wright Danny
SEVENTH ROW: lanxes Robbins, lay Hurwitz, Norman Bissell, Ernie Schulze, Richard Gibb, lohn Stroxngren, Paul Davis,
llHS'l' HOW: Gus lonff.
SECOND ROW: Ronald Capps, l,aVe-rm' Cox, Erwin Haienstrin, Clyde Titus.
THIHID ROW: Ben Babcock, Gordon Chapman, Wayne Nelson, Bill Tucker.
HALLS COMMITTEE ART COMMITTEE
Each hour there is one person provided by the halls com- This committee, sponsored by Miss Iosephine Samide, makes
mittee on every floor checking on all persons going through the posters which are used in the halls during the semester.
the halls during class periods. They issue judicial board no- Their most important activity is designing and painting the
tices to people found in the halls without passes. scenery for the all-school play. The picture below shows how
the Art Committee looks on their way to paint the play set.
l.lIl"l' TO RIGHT: Homild List, George Atkins, lim Dillzner, lohn Hill, lane Miller, Illoanor Miller, Barbara Cannon, Ailf-ein Osmond,
lrtrvtta Mullvmx, IoAnne Shoemaker, Marjorie Smith, Miss losephine- Sainide.
CITIZENSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEES
FIRST ROW: Betty Poe, Marilyn Miller, Patty Klinzrrian, Mary Iean Hammer.
SECOND ROW: Ruth Swanson, Beverly Runyan, Patty Harris, Marilyn Shaver,
THIRD ROW: Marjorie Hoskins, Joy Fletcher, Beverly Winslow, Chastine Webber.
FOURTH ROW: Mr. E, E. Lory, Virginia Swanson, Fern Watts, Georgia Sartalis,
Miss Mildred Craig.
The citizenship committee, sponsored by
Ellsworth Lory, is for the purpose ot creating
better citizenship in the students of North
High. One ot its most important functions
is conducting Friendship Week, which is
climaxed by a school dance held in the
Presenting school pep assemblies, sponsor-
ing intra-mural sports, and awarding letters
and athletic honors to students who have
earned them, are some of the various activi-
ties periormed by the Athletic Committee.
This committee is sponsored by Fred Meier.
FII-tS'l' ROW: Sherry Bruce, LaVonne Anqstrom, Eleanor Miller, Mrs. Theresa Anderson.
SECOND ROW: Fred Meier, Barbara Meier, Betty Io Estes,
THIRD ROW: Gus Iones, Harold Wolder, Iohnny Campana.
FOURTH ROW: George Nichols, Phil Seidenteld, Ierry Lang, Bob Allen.
The Publicity Committee is always in close Contact
with the Oracle. It keeps the activities of the school
published and before the student body.
LIBRARY AND HOSTESS
The members of the Hostess Committee hold the re-
sponsibility ot keeping order in the Cafeteria during
lunch periods. Each member is assigned to a position
and is responsible for order there.
The Library Committee aids Mrs. Lura Long in keep-
ing order in the library and of the books. Each week
the members make posters of new developments in
literature to be put on display for the students.
SEATED, FIRST ROW: lay Powers, Georgia Nichols.
SEATED, SECOND ROW: Mr. Walter Barnott, lane Miller.
ON FENCE: Shirley Cattell, Marqtirsrt Svolws, Gn'm'fic,ittriw lipsliw, Bob
Suvnarwirw, ltotfy Swallow.
LIBRARY AND HOSTESS COMMITTEES
l'lRS'l' HOW: Marilyn Case, Betty lo Ilstes, lane Roqers, Marguerite DeSleet, Pat Owens.
SECOND HOW: Yuriko Katayama, Marilyn Sheehey.
THIRD HOW: Mrs. Lura Long, Lelia Weese, Miss Olive Morris, Della Watson.
POUR'l'H HOW: Wilma Way, l-'ern Horner, Lavatne Cobb, Evelyn Boqqs.
CAFETERIA WORKERS AND CUSTODIANS
FIRST ROW: Doris Hail, Gretta Pie-we, Grace Boyce, Ethel Wilson,
SECOND ROW: Elizabeth Welsh, Bertha Morrow, Irene Andrus, Amber Patton, Henry Gruenina.
THIRD ROW: Bert Boyd, I, P. Spratt.
FOURTH HOW: lohn McDivit, Dominic Cardamon, Roy King, I. D. Stoops.
The custodians oi the school went through another semes- constantly throughout the day at their various jobs without
ter with their regular routine work. Each day the custodians interfering with the activities oi the students.
are busy at work throughout the North halls before the stu- That tall slim man with the dark hair is Mr. King. the head
dents have even thought of getting out oi bed. They work custodian of North.
LEX-'l' TO RIGHT: Amber Patton, Grace Boyce, Bertha Morrow, Gretta Plewe, Irene Andrus.
The first school building of North Des Moines was
situated on Forest Avenue between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets. This school was called Forest
Home School, and had gradually grown from a
one-room country school to a four-room brick build-
ing. It accommodated three departments, the pri-
mary, intermediate, and the higher grades, with
In the fall of 1889, North Des Moines High School
was definitely started, the high school department
of Forest Home School being made up of three
rooms and a hall. Then, in 1896, because of the
need of a newer and larger school, a new brick
building was built in the midst of an old apple or-
chard on Eighth and College Avenue. For some
years after the completion of the new building,
there was talk about turning it over to the grade
schools and combining North and West High. This
idea was abandoned, however.
About 17 years after the completion of the North
building, a larger school was again needed. Stu-
dents and teachers began boosting a new building.
and the student body formed into two groups to
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secure signatures for a petition that a bond of
Sl50,000 be given toward a larger building.
The bond issue succeeded and a new school
was finished in 1915. During the following years
North High grew and became one of the leading
Des Moines High Schools. It was the first Des
Moines school to have a student council: the foot-
ball team won the city championship for three con-
secutive years: and many new clubs and commit-
tees were formed. But again North was becoming
overcrowded. The city had voted a 330,000 bond
issue for improvement of the West High building,
but this plan had not been carried through. So it
was decided to transfer this money to be used for
an addition to the North High building. It was in
1929 that North gained a whole new building facing
Once again plans are being made for a new
North High School. The location has been decided
upon, and in a few more years, our younger broth-
ers and sisters will be attending a beautiful, modern
The average North High student merrily
starts the school day by arriving at school
by 8:00 so as to have plenty of time to review
his lessons for the day. Upon arriving at
school, he neatly hangs his wraps in his
locker, and gets his books, paper and pen-
cils, so that he will be well equipped for the
day's work. Every North student's locker is
a perfect example of orderliness and efficien-
cy. Books are stacked neatly and all articles
are in a special place so that the student can
immediately find exactly what he needs.
Because of the "spic and spanness" of
their lockers, North students are never late
for Home Room or classes. Long before the
last bell rings, the halls are silent and de'
serted. Every student is sitting quietly in his
seat in Home Room, studying his lessons, or
if all of his assignments for the next month
or two are prepared, you may find him lazily
relaxing with a good book, such as Gibbon's
"Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."
When the announcements are read, all
students reluctantly pull themselves away
from their books and give full attention to
the person reading the announcements. The
reading of the announcements is always fol-
lowed by a brisk discussion of school affairs
and rules. This daily discussion accounts for
the fact that school rules are rarely broken,
and the evil culprit who disobeys the rules
begs for the opportunity to right his misdeed.
Oftentimes, he happily comes to school at
6:00 every morning and writes the rules a
hundred times or so, in order to prove his
When the nine o'clock bell rings, the
North High students quietly file out ot
Home Room and
hurry to their classes.
Unlike students at
other schools, North
students do not stand
l around chattering in
the h a l l s before
classes. Instead, they
hasten directly to
class, because they
know that the longer
class period they
have, the more time
they will have for rec-
itation and tests. Nat-
urally, they are ea-
ger for such pleasur-
So continues the
typical school day.
When 3:30 rolls
around and the end
of such a happy day
has come, the North
students sadly and
slowly leave the
The new course of auto driving was introduced
to North High this year under the instruction of Hu-
bert A. Sargent. 'Ihe subject is offered at North on
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at East on
altemate days. As it is an alternative course, it
gives only a fourth of a credit.
Each class has eight members and is divided
into two groups with four students in a group. One
group of students drives on one day while the other
goes to study hall. The next day that the class
meets, the other group has a chance to drive.
The first procedure that was taken in the course
was to become familiar with the various parts of
the car along with the Iowa rules and regulations.
After this the classes were given a test, which the
students were required to pass in order that they
could drive in Union Park. After becoming familiar
with the controls and the art of driving, they were
permitted to drive in business and residential dis-
A log was kept to have a record of how many
hours the students had of actual driving. At the
end of the semester, if they had the required amount
of hours and could pass the Iowa driving test, they
were issued the Iowa driver's license.
Although there has never been an accident dur-
ing the course of auto driving at
North, several students have turned
corners just a little too fast: or turned
right, in the midst of their excitement,
instead of following the instructions
of Mr. Sargent, when he said to turn
The car is equipped with dual-con-
trol clutch and brake. In case the
student driver loses control of the
car it is possible for the instructor to
stop the car by using the controls on
Because so many students enrolled
in the driving course this year, higher
classmen were given preference. The
subject was so popular and gave the
students such excellent training in
driving an automobile that North
High will offer this course again next
Typical is this group in the library during one of
the study hall periods during the day. Besides
books, encyclopedias, and dictionaries, the students
have access to the late issues of magazines and
Books may be checked out, taken into the study
hall, or used in the library itself. Mrs. Lura Long is
in charge of the library and the Library Committee.
'Ihis committee helps Mrs. Long in the library dur-
ing class and before school.
On pleasant sunny days, North High students
like to spend their spare school time lounging at
the building entrance, talking and laughing with
their friends. The general trend of conversation
usually concerns tomorrow night's game, that test
in history, or the dance Saturday night.
This custom has been going on almost since the
beginning of North High. Now it has become a
part of the traditions. The initials carved on the
brick at the entrance were probably put there by
some student back in 1914, wearing a white
starched high collar, with his hair parted in the
Another familiar sight that may be seen on the
warm, sunny days, is the amateur photographer.
Before and after school, and during the lunch hours,
he can be found snapping candid shots of his
friends or almost any object he happens to focus
his camera on.
Students snapping pictures, sauntering back from
the drugstore licking an ice cream cone, and stand-
ing around chatting with their friends, are all a
part of the friendly spirit which makes up North
Supervising the mechanical well-being of North
High is Roy King who heads the custodian depart-
ment. With his staff of excellent workers, Mr. King
watches out for lost locker keys, keeps the building
spic and span and repairs anything from the office
switchboard to a leak in the boiler room. Work-
ing long hours and without much praise the cus-
todians deftly manage to keep North High func-
Because of the capable work of Mrs. Ethel Wil-
son, chief of the cafeteria, and her staff of help-
ers, lunch time is probably the most enjoyed part
of any school day. It's no wonder that North
students sigh happily when leaving the cafeteria
and say "That was some 1unch!" Thanks to our
food staff the students and faculty enjoy hearty and
balanced lunches every day.
SENIOR DIARY fContinuedl
Mr. Snyder charters a bus tor the band to go to the game. There
weren't enough seats, so Iohn Case had to hold two girls and his
drums. What a nuisance. The drums, that is.
November 4-Today is Color Day. and the students are lull oi
the old school spirit again. Iensen named Color Day Queen.
Campana crowned and kissed her for the pep assembly. Don't
know which one to pity most.
November 8-No school-'nufl said.
Everyone and his uncle turned out at the North-East game.
Biggest game oi the year. and much to everyone's surprise. we
won, 26-6. Senior girls said they'd kiss the team for making their
last high school game so good. Line forms to the right.
November ll-Armistice Day. Everyone was out of school but
the cast for the all-school play. They claim it was work. but we
know what happens back stage.
Roy Lees is home on furlough, and all the senior girls are
November 13-Report cards issued in H. R. Ain't it discouragin'?
November 14-The dramatics department presents "Come Rain
or Shine" as the all-school play. Heeiner, Bernhard, Riglin, Stitzell.
and Erickson finally find a way to get out ol school without being
November 15-Second night of all-school play. Seniors sob as
curtain is pulled on their last all-school play.
November 20-Only three more days until the prom. The senior
girls are trying all sorts of schemes to get a date. I hear one girl
bought the flowers, the tickets, and even the gas. Well, that's one
way. Too bad we all couldn't be lucky like Iennings and be going
steady, or better yet like Dorothy Cubbage Tate and be married.
November 21-Pajama Day. Well, we see Bernhard and Brady
are twins with their pajama tops alike.
November 23-At last, the long awaited Senior Prom. All of
those beautiful iormals fsay, we girls like blackl and gabardine
suits fthe boys look good in brownl. But where did everyone go
November 28-Thanksgiving vacation.
December 6-Basketball season begins with a trip to Fort Dodge.
while a lun night is held on the home front in the North High
caieteria. That was some stage show. Incidentally, North won. 33-31.
December 7-All good mannered seniors come to the senior party.
North plays in Mason City and loses, 34-24.
December 13-Sixty-four seniors left. Guess why? That's right.
unsatisfactory work slips.
The music department gave a beautiful Christmas assembly.
Didn't realize we had so many male vocalists in the senior class
December 14-North vs. East Waterloo.
December 20-Christmas vacation starts. Running short oi time
and money to finish the rest of my Christmas shopping. Guess I'll
have to leave the last six boys oft my list.
December Z5-Christmas. Wouldn't mind it Santa left lim Dil-
liner under my Christmas tree.
December 31-New Year's Eve. We hear Georgia Nichols was
in bed by 7:30-A. M., that is.
Ianuary 1-1947 begins. All seniors make New Year's resolu-
tion to study harder so they can graduate.
Ianuary 3-North vs. Roosevelt.
Ianuary 4--North vs. Tech.
Ianuary 6-School starts again alter the long and glorious holi-
days. Bob Sai comes out of the hibernation he's been in since
New Year's Eve. Broke my New Year's resolution already.
Ianuary 10-North vs. East.
Ianuary 13-Cap and gown fees are due. Husted gets rich.
Ianuary 16-Younkers Tea Room was full of N. D. M. Seniors
at the banquet. The food was delicious. the speakers were grand.
and the show was terrific, but, oh, those parties afterwards!
Ianuary I7-Seniors are dead, but don't they look pretty in their
banquet clothes, even ii they do look as if they were slept in.
Who knows, maybe they did sleep in them.
Caps and gowns are issued. Sowerwine's doesn't lit 'cause he
ate too much at the banquet.
Dowling vs. North. Hill plays his last game, or at least he sits
on the bench.
Ianuary 22-Class Day. What a work of art, what acting, what
talent, what a scene. what a llop!
Ianuary 23-With tears in our eyes and a lump in our throats
and a kiss on our lips Uor our diplomasl we leave the North High
stage for the last time as we graduate.
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SENIOR WILL lContinuedl
Iim Robbins wills his iamous briefcase to Radon Loveland.
Ernest Schulze wills his friendliness to M. L. Kerr.
Margaret Scoles wills her iashionable clothes and her ability
to look good in them to Barbara Meier.
Lola Riglin leaves her title of "Brains and Beauty" to Marilyn
Armenta Sidoner wills her blonde hair to Barbara Eisentrout.
Dean Smith wills his curly hair to Bill Pederson.
Io Ann Stites wills her record for going steady lor two years to
anyone who can hold a man that long.
Bob Sowerwine wills his self esteem to Gus Iones.
Gwen Stitzell wills her ability to play goli to Marjorie Smith.
Shirley Stout leaves her quaint personality with lean Stephen.
Iim Sommers wills his big brown eyes to Mr. Barnett.
Ioe Vilar wills his ability to speak Spanish to anyone else who
comes from Mexico City.
Gretchen Vlassis leaves her office connections with Mr. Meier to
Wilma Way leaves Rocky to walk the halls with some other girl.
Dorothy Blegelid leaves to take a graduation trip to Hawaii.
Don Prior wills his ability to get his picture in the paper three
times this semester to the next person who has enough money to
bribe the photographer.
Wilma Ainley wills her three years of home economics to Darlene
Hook, who has three and a half years already.
And I will this Will and Diary to the pages donated to it in this
Mary lane Erickson
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Drs MOINES 9. IOWA Illustrative
DREAMS COME TRUE IContinuedl
with the same wearing qualities. However, Iose's lipsticks are not
all pink or red: some are green, blue, purple, black, and yellow.
Can't you just picture this modern world?
But, the women aren't the only ones who have changed. Look
at the men! Iose's cosmetic company sells the false eyebrows and
lashes. Men also wear Iose's face powder because no whiskers
can grow through the skin while the powder is on.
Margaret Gifford and Donna Bernhard got tired of being private
secretaries so they invented the think-o-type machine. The boss
just thinks out loud to this machine. The machine types while he
thinks, being very careful to address the letter and stamp it. Now
all the secretary has to do is act as a receptionist and take care
of the boss.
Margaret and Donna lacked the necessary funds to manufacture
the think-o-type machine, so they formed a corporation with other
successful stenographers, typists, and scretaries. The stockholders
are Madge Lunt, Armenta Sidoner, Shirley Frey, lane Wells Holland,
Betty Lindahl and Bonnie Lea Campbell. These stockholders are
paid dividends of five thousand dollars annually. Incidentally the
chairman of the board of directors, Shirley Stout, earns Sl0,000 a
year: while General Manager Don Prior earns SZ5,000.
Betty Stump has a very exclusive beauty shop. You see, anyone
who comes to her shop for beautification must be between 20 and
45, of at least average looks, preferably good looking, and must be
interesting enough to amuse the beauty operator. The Society for
Prevention of Cruelty to Beauty Operators, better known as local
hair razer union No. 3, has forced Betty to adopt those rather strict
policies for selection of customers.
As I proceeded down the street, I suddenly realized it was Sunday
morning. I heard the chimes ot a nearby church and decided to go
into it. From the pulpit I saw Episcopalian Bishop James Robbins
giving one of his world famed dramatic sermons. The subject of
this sermon was "Can you be a good Christian and yet take part
in the inter-planetorial colonization race?" It seems that the world
hasn't changed much from way back in 1946. We, Americans, still
are trying to beat Russia to almost everything. We own the moon:
Russia the sun. We own Mars: they own Venus. Both countries
are exploiting their new colonies. Iames demanded that this colony
race be stopped because of the threat of an impending war between
the planets. In spite of the new inventions, human nature hasn't
In the afternoon Doris Iensen plays her last tennis opponent to
win the title of International Women's Tennis Champion. Her op-
ponent was disqualified because the judges found that she had a
magnetized tennis racket. With this kind of racket, no one can
miss a ball.
Radio engineer Bob Sowerwine has introduced a new radio
feature. It is a radio newspaper delivery service. You put a coin
in your radio, and the latest newspaper comes out of a slot. Bob
devised this method because he was afraid many people in America
were becoming illiterate, thanks to all the visual aid teaching.
Ernest C. Schulze is now regarded as the fastest talking, cleverest
lawyer in the country. He has a reputation for being a "racket
buster." Ernest, however, has taken several criminal cases for
friends, but he was sure the people involved were not guilty. He
is called "The man who never loses a case." What kind of a case
they don't say. His name will go down in history with that of other
great lawyers, such as lohn Marshall, Abraham Lincoln, Bob Saf,
and Thomas Dewey.
Irwin Carey is now the owner of a large chain of grocery stores
called "Cash and Carey Away Stores." He sells cloud dust, sun,
and moon beams at bargain prices. When he has a Saturday sale,
it is necessary to call out the air patrol because the ladies in their
helicopters keep double parking in the air.
Surprise Scoop! Mr. Bamett and Oracle Editor, Georgia Nichols.
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DREAMS COME TRUE lContinuedl
Iames Sommers has a new clothing store. As I was looking at
the dresses. I thought it would be a major shock back in 1947 to
see a woman dressed as they are in 1957. Margaret Scoles modeled
what she called a sweet little afternoon frock. It was black with
no back, a long skirt coming within three inches of the floor behind
and slanting up till it is twenty'three inches above the floor in
front, and her shoulders were bare. Nevertheless, this frock is called
"very conservative," and "old-womanish." Wilma Way, who is the
dress buyer in Iames' store, bought this dress in Paris.
Wilma is now termed the fashion queen. Her words on style
are considered "proof positive" of good taste and fashion.
Mary Craddock has been selected "Woman of the Year" by the
Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. She received this honor for
her splendid service as a social worker.
Mary Ellyn Brady is now teaching "liberal arts" at Drake. Last
year she broke the world's champion record among teachers for
class approval of the "teacher." She received 850 kisses in a clay
- candy kisses. of course?
Hey girls! Do you want some advice? Well, just drop into the
office at North High School and meet girls' adviser, Ianet Smith.
Her job is to help all girls to get dates.
Dorothy Ieanne Blegelid made a hole in one at the golf course
five times this year. Dorothy has a nationwide reputation for being
a marvelous sportswoman. She likes fishing, horseback riding. and
hunting what kind of hunting she does, I wouldn't know.
Georgia Nichols and Shirley Henderson are the editors of "She"
magazine. This magazine has become more powerful than the
government. Every time the ladies disagree with some policy, the
magazine calls a women's general strike. Georgia and Shirley have
become experts at calling strikes. After all. Iohn L. Lewis taught
them his technique before he died.
Also on the staff of the mighty "She" magazine are Io Ann Stites.
business manager: Elaine Brophy, theater editor: lean Chase, college
As I leave the "She" magazine publishing house. I see a strange
plane or something. I just can't make up my mind what it is.
Then, Clifford Clem steps out of this contraption. It seems that this
is a traveling "bakeshop of the air." He travels from country to
country, planet to planet, selling bakery goods and hunting new
Iames Dilliner. Mary Lou Roach, and Loretta Mullenix have formed
a commercial art corporation. The city objected to billboards that
covered the view of the city sights. So with the help of lack Buss
they put their billboards in the air. Now the city is mad again.
this time because the billboards obstruct air traffic. Poor lack, he
just can't satisfy all of the people all of the time. The kids of the
town took their helicopters out on Halloween and busted all the
As all bad things come to an end of some kind, this one must too.
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